Quiet week

It’s been a quiet week, all told, and for that I’m very thankful.

The kids and I have settled into our school routine, and its funny how happy they are when we’re doing routine. They’re smart as whips and I’m trying to find ways to work with their learning styles. My son will sit and work out of a book, but my daughter wants to turn somersaults and do head stands. Right now she’s drilling her letter sounds via word games and synchronized throwing-toys-in-the-box.

On Fridays we do art and science. Popular subjects! We discovered that beet juice is acidic and won’t change color when you add vinegar–but baking soda turns it an interesting shade of violet. We melted ice to learn about the states of water. Also, baking cookies counts as science, right?

My computer’s hard drive crashed earlier in the week, so I’ve had to read books instead of letting them play Minecraft. We just finished book 2 of Troubletwisters and we’re chewing through the first Harry Potter book. I’m considering the Mouse and the Motorcycle next.

So I haven’t gotten much writing done, but man, the kids have been happy. 🙂

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One thought on “Quiet week

  1. Isn’t it amazing how life settles down and routine is so nice when you start school. I loved that part about homeschooling. You are doing far more than I ever did with you guys. I think it made it easier when you all did your own science experiments. I am so glad it was a quiet week.

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